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Oprah Talks Trayvon, Race
on CNN: People Think If They
Don’t Use the ‘N-Word’
They’re ‘Not Racist’

Mediaite, by Matt Willstein

Original Article

Posted By:JoniTx, 8/16/2013 9:12:42 AM

Oprah Winfrey and her co-star in Lee Daniels’ The Butler Forest Whitaker appeared on Anderson Cooper 360 Thursday night to promote their film. During the interview, Anderson Cooper asked Winfrey to relate the historical themes of the movie to the modern day struggles for African-Americans, including the Trayvon Martin case. Winfrey said she “loves” the film in light of the discussion on race, because it “brings context” to the conversation. She described how the film begins with a lynching scene and ends with walking into President Obama’s office, showing how much has “happened in the span of one man’s lifetime

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: jntsrgn, 8/16/2013 9:14:54 AM     (No. 9476737)

People think that if you are rich, you aren´t stupid.

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Reply 2 - Posted by: Keekng, 8/16/2013 9:16:19 AM     (No. 9476740)

What about the struggles of non-African-Americas when they are confronted with the likes of Sharpton, Jackson, Holder, Obama and Winfrey?

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Reply 3 - Posted by: hot coffee, 8/16/2013 9:18:23 AM     (No. 9476743)

The "facially-profiled" "Duck Dynasty" guys draw record-setting audiences, and The Big O´s fuss film is going to bomb.

How sweet it is.

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Reply 4 - Posted by: abstain, 8/16/2013 9:20:58 AM     (No. 9476746)

Many discriminate against fat people and show them little respect. How does Oprah know if it´s her race, her weight, or just something she´s said that makes someone not "like" her?

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Reply 5 - Posted by: Malia2012, 8/16/2013 9:21:37 AM     (No. 9476747)

What #1 said. Now THAT´s funny!

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Reply 6 - Posted by: jt26, 8/16/2013 9:23:54 AM     (No. 9476753)

Oprah is a fat tub of goo.

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Reply 7 - Posted by: Philipsonh, 8/16/2013 9:30:06 AM     (No. 9476767)

Oprah must have suffered severe racial bias on her way to being a Billionaire. Somehow I see this as a contradiction in terms. She ought to take the lead of other successful Black people and be a UNITER, not a DIVIDER.
Instead she appears to be following Obama´s lead, in my opinion. Hardly helpful to young Blacks, as models of success.


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Reply 8 - Posted by: Pixelero, 8/16/2013 9:30:30 AM     (No. 9476770)

They just need to give it a rest. The statistics are not on their side.

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Reply 9 - Posted by: Sanspeur, 8/16/2013 9:31:22 AM     (No. 9476772)

"people" ? Sounds like she means evil Jim crow whitey again .. Without saying that.. The O is of the same racist gay school zero is from.. Alinsky Chicago High.. No amount of anything , money, good fortune, power, will erase the victimization they imagine...and exploit to gain control over others for more power and advantage.. Sooo stoopid to accept blame where none is deserved.. Why not grow up and rebut like the Swiss shop lady?

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Reply 10 - Posted by: steelbreeze, 8/16/2013 9:33:03 AM     (No. 9476779)

time for this p-i-g hog to gather up all the other race baiters and ride off into the sun set

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Reply 11 - Posted by: Anner40, 8/16/2013 9:35:35 AM     (No. 9476785)

It is the white people that gave her a chance and she spits in their faces...the ladies that watched her show made her and she is ungrateful and thinks she did it on her own...

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Reply 12 - Posted by: Chuzzles, 8/16/2013 9:35:43 AM     (No. 9476786)

Dittos #1. Some of the most intelligent and nicest people I have ever met had no money.

Oprah´s wealth can buy her a purse, but it sure can´t cure her stupid.

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Reply 13 - Posted by: TulsaTowner, 8/16/2013 9:36:32 AM     (No. 9476787)

People think if they´re black, they´re not racist.

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Reply 14 - Posted by: southernboy, 8/16/2013 9:36:54 AM     (No. 9476789)

FTA: “…People think if they don’t use the ’N-Word’ they aren’t Racist…”

In other words, according to Oprah, we’re all racist…period! No way out of it!

I’ve suspected as much for some years now. We (Whitey) should get the message and just say ‘the h*** with it!’
Stop putting up with this garbage!

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Reply 15 - Posted by: rochow, 8/16/2013 9:37:44 AM     (No. 9476790)

mmmh.... does that apply the other way around as well, when people use the word ´cracker´? Oprah I suggest you button your mouth! Your racist crap did not work too well in Europe so back in the USA you feel the need to vent a little more...! Wasn´t it you who made the statement that you had ´a white cook, of course!" I wonder if a prominent white person had made the statement with a black cook!

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Reply 16 - Posted by: Aunt Agnes, 8/16/2013 9:39:50 AM     (No. 9476793)

I never thought I would see a BILLIONAIRE so determined to be a victim. "Everybody...feel sorreee for meeee - I´m so pathetic!" Just what is her real sorrow? That God didn´t make her white?

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Reply 17 - Posted by: Bevan, 8/16/2013 9:40:44 AM     (No. 9476795)

This is sort of good news. The Obama Admin is falling apart at the seams. The constant use of the tattered race card is their final refuge.

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Reply 18 - Posted by: bpl40, 8/16/2013 9:41:13 AM     (No. 9476796)

When a group of people defined by their race are thirteen times more likely to commit a violent felony and hurt you or worse, it is impossible not to think in terms of the defining factor - race. How we got here is a relevant but separate discussion. This reality has been artificially suppressed, brushed under society´s carpet by coercive PC. The danger PC pretends does not exist or is morally repugnant is still very much there.
People like Oprah see their side of the issue but are purposefully blind to the other side. The side that Zimmerman faced alone on a dark night.

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Reply 19 - Posted by: mustng66, 8/16/2013 9:42:31 AM     (No. 9476800)

People think if you´re Oprah Winfrey you´re not racist.

But you are.

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Reply 20 - Posted by: god of irony, 8/16/2013 9:44:33 AM     (No. 9476805)

Some people can´t accept the fact that they are hated for who they are and not what they are.

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Reply 21 - Posted by: FelineFine, 8/16/2013 9:49:03 AM     (No. 9476815)

In a way, I hope she keeps on flapping her lips. Her already dwindling audience is going to get a lot smaller until only those idiot white-guilt-ridden women are the only ones left.

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Reply 22 - Posted by: tennman, 8/16/2013 9:49:59 AM     (No. 9476819)

And the facade comes off sweet-little Oprah. Oh how oppreseed she was on her way to being a multi-billionaire.

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Reply 23 - Posted by: WAN2, 8/16/2013 9:50:08 AM     (No. 9476820)

People! We all know what the "N-Word" stands for. So why is IT not condemned equally? When angry, instead of yelling, ´Hey, N-----!" you yell "Hey, "N-Word!" Just as insulting, no? Orwell would be proud.

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Reply 24 - Posted by: lifelonghuman, 8/16/2013 9:51:19 AM     (No. 9476822)

I guess I don´t know the difference between prejudice and racism. Everybody has some biases. Everybody. And I think the corollary of Oprah´s statement is also true. You can use the N-word and not be racist. Especially in a fit of anger, immature at best, but evident. In anger, people sometimes grasp for hurtful statements to say about the other. It happens in marriage. It´s almost always regretted, but it needn´t have any long term effects.

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Reply 25 - Posted by: janjan, 8/16/2013 9:54:49 AM     (No. 9476830)

Oprah made her career (and money) on not focusing on race but trying to appeal across all demographic groups. Now she is focusing on race to promote a movie she did. It is hard to keep track. This will never end because too many people don´t want it to.

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Reply 26 - Posted by: earlybird, 8/16/2013 10:25:24 AM     (No. 9476878)

She should just shut up. But she won´t. At least she is now open and up front about where her thinking really is. No more phony Ms. Nice Guy, I Love Everyone.

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Reply 27 - Posted by: smcchk, 8/16/2013 10:25:58 AM     (No. 9476881)

This "PR" is going to turn so many folks off. The producers are probably desperately figuring out how to shut Oprah up. Good luck!

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Reply 28 - Posted by: msliberty1937, 8/16/2013 10:27:37 AM     (No. 9476882)

"Just what is her real sorrow? That God didn´t make her white?" Think you´re right, AuntAgnes . . . not white, nor thin, nor classy, nor intelligent.


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Reply 29 - Posted by: Felixcat, 8/16/2013 10:29:28 AM     (No. 9476887)

The only color Oprah ever cared about is green.

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Reply 30 - Posted by: garyhope, 8/16/2013 10:38:53 AM     (No. 9476908)

Over a billion dollars made from mostly white America and she´s still whining.

Slavery ended over 150 years ago, "civil rights" almost 50 years ago, over 10,000 black or "African-American millionaires and they´re still whining.

Who´s fault is all of this? Does the black American community ever accept responsibility for anything?

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Reply 31 - Posted by: provide, 8/16/2013 10:38:54 AM     (No. 9476909)

I´m so grateful that billionaire Oprah has assumed the role of our barometer of racial sensitivity.

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Reply 32 - Posted by: Britvah1, 8/16/2013 10:45:45 AM     (No. 9476928)

Time for whites to bring back the widespread use of the N-word, I guess. Per Oprah they´re just being phonies by not using it.

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Reply 33 - Posted by: garyhope, 8/16/2013 10:46:20 AM     (No. 9476931)

"Slavery ended over 150 years ago, "civil rights" almost 50 years,...

Should read: "Slavery ended over 150 years ago, and black Americans have had "civil rights" for almost 50 years "

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Reply 34 - Posted by: Judge, 8/16/2013 10:49:18 AM     (No. 9476933)

Whitey has been silenced and until they start firing back, blacks will continue their racist ways

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Reply 35 - Posted by: RonnietheK, 8/16/2013 10:50:09 AM     (No. 9476935)

I persoanlly blow wind in her general direction. Don´t care if she thinks I am a racist.

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Reply 36 - Posted by: MattMusson, 8/16/2013 10:52:21 AM     (No. 9476940)

And, certain prominent blacks cannot say Grace without using the N-Word.

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Reply 37 - Posted by: kono, 8/16/2013 10:54:02 AM     (No. 9476944)

For those whose world view is based on political correctness, "racist" is a synonym for "conservative". In the Left´s perspective, if you´re Liberal, you aren´t racist.

At first it seems like the rule is "if you´re black, you can´t be racist", until you observe how conservative blacks (e.g. J.C.Watts, Clarence Thomas, Allen West) are branded racists and race-traitors.

If I tell Oprah to s the f up, does that make me a racist? Or a misogynist? It´s just too hard to keep up with the Left´s rules of illogic these days.

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Reply 38 - Posted by: JerseyDotter, 8/16/2013 10:58:47 AM     (No. 9476952)

Hollywood keeps churning out movies such as "The Butler" and "42" (about Jackie Robinson). All this does is keep reopening the wound and making a whole new generation of black "victims" who hate whites as a matter of general principle. I go to a water exercise class at my gym and we have blacks and whites sharing friendships and fun. Everyone is welcome and feels part of the group. This is the way it can be and should be. It´s only when certain segments of society do not want to let victimhood go that the racist divide continues unabated.

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Reply 39 - Posted by: BigGeorgeTX, 8/16/2013 11:09:31 AM     (No. 9476971)

Sounds like "Driving Miss Daisy", with a less subtle racial backdrop. Of course, Oprah will get the Oscar regardless of if the movie is any good. I don´t plan to see it. I´m sure it will treat Nixon, Reagan and the Bushes kindly. /s

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Reply 40 - Posted by: Flipper3, 8/16/2013 11:16:52 AM     (No. 9476988)

I would imagine that much of the ´racism´ Oprah pretends to have experienced over the course of her seemingly ever more pathetic life, has nothing to do with her race or even with the fact that she is so damned fat, but rather with the fact that she is an obnoxious individual. The stories of her bullying and abusing others to whom she feels superior are endless. And the only way the Trayvon Martin/George Zimmerman affair had anything to do with race was because of the likes of Winfrey and other racists of her ilk trying desperately to make it about race when in fact the incident had nothing to do with it. The utter stupidity of this woman knows no bounds.

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Reply 41 - Posted by: JoniTx, 8/16/2013 11:58:17 AM     (No. 9477071)

Surprisingly, most of the ´comments´ following the article (in Mediaite) are anti-Oprah. The times they are a-changing....hopefully.

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Reply 42 - Posted by: shalimar, 8/16/2013 12:03:33 PM     (No. 9477090)

How does she know this? I´m not aware of her doing any kind of research to establish her assertion.

Oh, I forgot. She´s a liberal, she just knows things.

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Reply 43 - Posted by: RancherJack, 8/16/2013 12:09:06 PM     (No. 9477102)

Channon Gail Christian, 21, and Hugh Christopher Newsom, Jr., 23

shut up, I shouted at Oprah

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Reply 44 - Posted by: fourpmfox, 8/16/2013 12:17:15 PM     (No. 9477120)

The most racist people in this country are the ones who use it regularly. Mostly, they use it to address each other.

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Reply 45 - Posted by: SheikYerBooty, 8/16/2013 12:34:50 PM     (No. 9477145)

Shut up and eat!

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Reply 46 - Posted by: TexasRed, 8/16/2013 12:45:34 PM     (No. 9477160)

Shut up and go buy another purse!

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Reply 47 - Posted by: kendet1946, 8/16/2013 1:17:19 PM     (No. 9477215)

Us whiteys just can´t get a break when it comes to race.

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Reply 48 - Posted by: Chief1942, 8/16/2013 4:45:48 PM     (No. 9477536)

She´s simply playing the only card she has. Were she any other ethnicity other than black, she would be a nobody.

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Reply 49 - Posted by: Hobbiest, 8/16/2013 4:54:20 PM     (No. 9477550)

Why do I suspect the produces of her new movie are now hoping she shuts her yap. Controversy doesn´t sell when you go around insulting the largest segment of the potential audience.

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Reply 50 - Posted by: boliver, 8/16/2013 10:07:53 PM     (No. 9477917)

Thank you, #13.

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Reply 51 - Posted by: Wetlandz, 8/17/2013 11:08:33 AM     (No. 9478521)

Thankfully now the LoFos can see the "true" Oprah

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A group of seven multiracial Washington and Lee University (W&L) students are demanding the school remove all Confederate flags from campus and "acknowledge" General Robert E. Lee´s "dishonorable side." According to the Roanoke Times, "seven multiracial students, calling themselves ´The Committee,´" have also demanded the school "acknowledge and apologize for participating in chattel slavery." They want recognition of "Martin Luther King Jr. Day on the undergraduate campus" and an end to "neo-Confederates" marching across campus "to the Lee Chapel on Lee-Jackson Day." The students say they will "engage in civil disobedience" if their demands are not met by September 1st. They added: "The

´America´s royal baby´: How Chelsea´s first
child could give Hillary Clinton a boost in
the polls if she runs for president in 2016

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Daily Mail (U.K.), by Jessica Jerreat    Original Article
Posted By: Desert Fox- 4/19/2014 7:12:10 PM     Post Reply
For Hillary Clinton, having her own baby grandchild to kiss on the campaign trail, could be one of the biggest boosts to her possible presidential election campaign. Although the former Secretary of State and First Lady has not said if she will run in 2016, the arrival of her first grandchild will soften her image, analysts have said. While Chelsea only revealed her pregnancy on Thursday, supporters of her mother have already started cooing over a possible baby in the White House. With the Clintons having a near-royal status in the U.S., the announcement of a new arrival due this fall has sent

Living in the New York Times World
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American Thinker, by J. Paul Masko    Original Article
Posted By: magnante- 4/19/2014 7:48:36 AM     Post Reply
I began reading the entirety of the first section of the New York Times at nine years old, and continued that practice, more or less, for decades.(snip) ...the power of reverence, intrinsic to what I call the “cascade” of The Times: the near avalanche-like flow and distribution of information through electronic and print networks: through like-minded network newscasts, magazines, local newspaper s, blogs, daytime talk TV, late-night entertainment, statements at media award ceremonies, the celebrity Twitterverse, etc. The cascade rolls through Saturday Night Live, Jon Stewart, The New Yorker, the mouths of third-grade teachers, Elmo, Madonna and Susan Sarandon …through

In a Hole, Golf Considers
Digging a Wider One

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New York Times, by Bill Pennington    Original Article
Posted By: Pluperfect- 4/19/2014 10:48:33 AM     Post Reply
GREENSBORO, Ga. — Golf holes the size of pizzas. Soccer balls on the back nine. A mulligan on every hole. These are some of the measures — some would say gimmicks — that golf courses across the country have experimented with to stop people from quitting the game. Golf has always reveled in its standards and rich tradition. But increasingly a victim of its own image and hidebound ways, golf has lost five million players in the last decade, according to the National Golf Foundation, with 20 percent of the existing 25 million golfers apt to quit in the next few years. People under 35 have especially spurned the game, saying it takes too

Obama: ´For me, Easter is a story of hope,
a belief in a better day to come´

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Investor´s Business Daily, by Andrew Malcolm    Original Article
Posted By: SurferLad- 4/19/2014 9:16:36 AM     Post Reply
Hi, everybody. For millions of Americans, this time of year holds great meaning. Earlier this week, we hosted a Passover Seder at the White House, and joined Jewish families around the world in their re-tellings of the story of the Exodus and the victory of faith over oppression. And this Sunday, Michelle, Malia, Sasha, and I will join our fellow Christians around the world in celebrating the Resurrection of Christ, the salvation he offered the world, and the hope that comes with the Easter season. These holy days have their roots in miracles that took place long ago. And yet, they still inspire us, guide us, and strengthen us today. They remind us of our

Harry Reid calls dissident Nevada ranchers
´domestic terrorists´ following show of
force against the federal government

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Daily Mail [UK], by David Martosko    Original Article
Posted By: Attercliffe- 4/19/2014 9:29:17 AM     Post Reply
Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid said Thursday that a family of dissident ranchers and their supporters in his home state of Nevada are ´domestic terrorists,´ citing this week´s standoff with the federal government´s Bureau of Land Management. Cliven Bundy has refused to pay grazing fees for land where his hundreds of cattle roam every day. The land is owned by the federal government, which says he owes more than $1 million. Bundy, however, insists that since his family has been using the land since the 1870s, Uncle Sam can´t collect the grazing fees. A tense standoff developed this week after

Pelosi assists in Holy Week
foot-washing ritual

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San Francisco Chronicle, by Staff    Original Article
Posted By: Harlowe- 4/18/2014 11:46:54 AM     Post Reply
To "honor the dignity and work of immigrants," Democratic House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi helps Bishop Marc Andrus wash the feet of two children Thursday at Saint John the Evangelist Episcopal Church in San Francisco. Pelosi also used the occasion to talk about passing HR15 - bipartisan immigration legislation that her office says would "reduce the deficit by nearly $1 trillion, secure our borders, unite our families, protect our workers and provide an earned pathway to citizenship." The Democratic leader´s ceremony coincides with Pope Francis´ similar ceremony in Rome to mark Holy Week.

Ted Cruz, Invoking Reagan,
Angers GOP Colleagues
but Wins Fans Elsewhere

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Wall Street Journal, by Monica Langley    Original Article
Posted By: JoniTx- 4/19/2014 8:09:17 AM     Post Reply
WASHINGTON--Rushing to an afternoon vote last month, Sen. Ted Cruz hopped the underground tram to the U.S. Capitol from his office across the street. The Texan planted his black ostrich cowboy boots in the middle of the small subway car without getting so much as a nod from the other senators--Republican or Democrat--amiably chatting or huddled in their seats. Mr. Cruz finds himself standing alone a lot these days. His response to the cold shoulders: "The establishment despised Ronald Reagan" before he became president, "but the people loved him." For the 43-year-old Republican, the Reagan name illuminates his political life´s

Deadbeat on the Range
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New York Times, by Timothy Eagan    Original Article
Posted By: Pluperfect- 4/18/2014 3:52:52 PM     Post Reply
Imagine a vendor on the National Mall, selling burgers and dogs, who hasn’t paid his rent in 20 years. He refuses to recognize his landlord, the National Park Service, as a legitimate authority. Every court has ruled against him, and fines have piled up. What’s more, the effluents from his food cart are having a detrimental effect on the spring grass in the capital. Would an armed posse come to his defense, aiming their guns at the park police? Would the lawbreaker get prime airtime on Fox News, breathless updates in the Drudge Report, a sympathetic ear from Tea Party Republicans?

Ann Coulter takes up ‘Mitt
Romney for President’ chant again

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Washington Times, by Cheryl K. Chumley    Original Article
Posted By: Desert Fox- 4/18/2014 7:03:28 PM     Post Reply
Conservative columnist Ann Coulter — who used her talk show platform in the last presidential election cycle to campaign hard for former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney — has taken up the mantra once again, calling on Republicans to give the failed White House bidder another shot in 2016. She made the suggestion during a discussion on Sean Hannity’s radio show while speaking of her new book, “Never Trust a Liberal Over 3-Especially a Republican.” Ms. Coulter also addressed the question of Mr. Romney’s shortcomings by saying that his 2012 loss wasn’t entirely his fault. “I think too much blame, not only in this

You lie! Reporters accuse Obama
of deception, demagoguery just
to get attention

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Washington Examiner, by Paul Bedard    Original Article
Posted By: KarenJ1- 4/18/2014 9:28:24 PM     Post Reply
Prominent Washington correspondents are accusing President Obama and his aides of knowingly stretching the truth on issues like the so-called women´s pay gap just to create controversy and keep issues -- and the president -- relevant. Washington Post columnist Ruth Marcus kicked off the attack last week when she blasted as “demagoguery” the administration´s tactics during the pay gap debate. “The level of hyperbole -- actually, of demagoguery -- that Democrats have engaged in here is revolting,” she wrote. CBS White House Correspondent Major Garrett then weighed in this week in his National Journal


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